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Then comes Simon Peter following him; and he 6 went into the sepulchre, and sees the linen cloths lying, and the napkin that was about his head not 7 lying with the linen cloths, but wrapped together in a place by itself. Then therefore the other dis- 8 ciple went in also, who came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed. For not even yet did 9. they know the scripture, that he must rise from the dead.

The disciples therefore went away again to their 10 own home. And Mary was standing by the sepul- 11 chre without, weeping. So, as she wept, she stooped down into the sepulchre, and beholds two angels in 12 white, sitting the one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. And 13 they say to her: Woman, why weepest thou? She says to them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.

Having said this, she turned back and beholds 14 Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus says to her: Woman, why weepest thou? 15 Whom dost thou seek? She, supposing that it was the gardener, says to him: Sir, if thou hast borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away. Jesus says to her: Mary! She 16 turning says to him in Hebrew: Rabboni! (which is to say, Teacher!) Jesus says to her: Touch me not; 17 for I have not yet ascended to my Father; but go to my brethren, and say to them: I ascend to my



Father and your Father, and my God and your God. Mary the Magdalene comes bringing word to the disciples, that she has seen the Lord, and that he spake these things to her.

When therefore it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst; and he says to 20 them: Peace be to you. And having said this, he shewed them his hands and his side. The disciples therefore rejoiced when they saw the Lord.


Jesus therefore said to them again: Peace be to you. As the Father has sent me, so send I you. 22 And having said this, he breathed on them, and 23 says to them: Receive the Holy Spirit. Whosesoever sins ye remit, they are remitted to them; and whosesoever ye retain, they are retained.

24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, 25 was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said to him, We have seen the Lord. But he said to them: Except I see in his hands the print of the nails, and thrust my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe,


And after eight days, again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them. Jesus comes, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and 27 said: Peace be to you. After that, he says to Thomas: Reach hither thy finger, and see my hands;

and reach thy hand, and thrust it into my side; and be not faithless, but believing. Thomas an- 28 swered and said to him: My Lord and my God. Jesus says to him: Because thou hast seen me, thou 29 hast believed. Happy they that have not seen and have believed!

Many other signs also did Jesus in the presence 30 of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written, that ye might believe that 31 Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing ye might have life in his name.

XXI. AFTER these things Jesus manifested him- 1 self again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias ; and he manifested himself in this manner.

There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas 2 called Didymus, and Nathanael from Cana of Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples. Simon Peter says to them, I go a fish- 3 ing. They say to him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into the ship; and in that night they caught nothing.

But when morning was now come, Jesus stood on 4 the beach; yet the disciples knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus therefore says to them: Children, have 5 ye anything to eat? They answered him, No. And 6 he said to them: Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast it therefore ;


and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of the fishes.

Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved says to Peter, It is the Lord. Simon Peter therefore, hearing that it was the Lord, girded on his outer garment (for he was naked), and cast himself into the 8 sea. And the other disciples came in the boat, (for they were not far from land, but about two hundred cubits off,) dragging the net with the fishes.


When therefore they had gone out upon the land, they see a fire of coals there, and a fish lying 10 thereon, and bread. Jesus says to them: Bring of 11. the fishes which ye have now caught. Simon Peter

went on board, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, a hundred and fifty and three; and though there were so many, the net was not broken. Jesus says to them: Come hither and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? 13 knowing that it was the Lord. Jesus comes, and


takes the bread and gives to them, and the fish like14 wise. This is now the third time that Jesus manifested himself to his disciples, after he was risen from the dead.


When therefore they had dined, Jesus says to Simon Peter: Simon, son of Jonah, lovest thou me more than these? He says to him: Yea, Lord;

V. 12. or, and break your fast
V. 15. or, had broken their fast

thou knowest that I love thee. He says to him: Feed my lambs.

He says to him again a second time: Simon, son 16 of Jonah, lovest thou me? He says to him: Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He says to him: Tend my sheep.

He says to him the third time: Simon, son of 17 Jonah, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said to him: Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus says to him, Feed my sheep.

Verily, verily, I say to thee, when thou wast 18 young, thou girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldst; but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and lead thee whither thou wouldst not. And 19 this he spake, signifying by what manner of death he should glorify God.

And having spoken this, he says to him, Follow me. Peter, turning about, sees the disciple whom 20 Jesus loved following; who also at the supper leaned back on his breast and said: Lord, who is he that betrays thee? Peter seeing him says to Jesus: 21 Lord, and what shall this man do? Jesus says to 22 him : If I will that he tarry till I come, what is it to thee? Follow thou me.

This saying therefore went abroad among the 23

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